PM Deuba pays tribute to Nepali mountaineer Pandit

25th Jul, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, July 25: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba honoured late ultra runner Sanjay Pandit by draping his body with the national flag on Tuesday.

PM Deuba reached Tripureshwar-based National Sports Council, where Pandit’s body was kept for final tribute, and honoured him.

Pandit (29), an ultra runner from Pyuthan district, died while descending the Denali Pass after the team successfully scaled the peak on June 16.

Pandit’s body was brought here on Monday night.

On the occasion, PM Deuba said that demise of Pandit has caused a huge loss to the nation. “Pandit died in course of climbing Mt Denali of USA in order to establish Nepal’s identity across the globe. The demise of Pandit has hurt all the Nepali people. I wish his soul rest in eternal peace,” said PM Deuba.

Similarly, Speaker Onsari Gharti, Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel, Ram Sharan Mahat and CPN Maoist Centre leader Barshaman Pun also extended tribute to late Pandit.

Leaders of various political parties, well wishers, national players, climbers among others had gathered at Tripureshwar to pay final tribute.

Pandit, who started his adventurous journey from 2065 BS, had climbed highest mountains of seven continents. Pandit, who had already climbed the Mt Denali, died in course of second attempt of climbing the mountain.

Earlier, Pandit had run from Swargadwari of Pyuthan to Kathmandu in 47 hours and 20 minutes.

Similarly, he had stayed half-naked at Mt Elbrus in Europe for six minutes and three seconds at the temperature of ‘-60 degree Celsius’ to set a new record on July 20, 2014.